19 Thanksgiving quotes you'll want to share this holiday season

While eating a delicious meal with loved ones this Thanksgiving is definitely one of the highlights of the celebration, it's also a time to give thanks, get excited about sharing traditions, be grateful for what we have and show appreciation and gratitude to those who lend a helping hand.

If you're looking to teach your kids about what it means to be thankful this time of year, here are some our favorite Thanksgiving quotes.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quote

Let them read what they want. Kids who read for pleasure excel academically—not only in language arts but, as recent research from the Institute of Education, in London, found, in math as well. So while you wish he would pick up Dickens, don't make him feel bad about a graphic novel. "A 'junky' series can be good if it gets kids hooked on the habit of reading," says Mary Leonhardt, a former high school English teacher and the author of Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don't.

Oprah Winfrey reminds us to focus on what we have rather than what we don't have.

Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie quote

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Thanksgiving kicks off a special time to share traditions old and new with kids, family and friends.

John F. Kennedy